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AJA Kona 5 released and AJA Control Room V15

Kona 5 and Desktop Video v15 Now Available

AJA are now shipping the new, powerful Kona 5 video and audio I/O card with the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 video connections, for workstations or in external Thunderbolt 3 chassis. New Desktop Software v15, is now available for download.

With blazingly fast 8-lane PCIe gen 3 hardware, whether you are working with high frame-rate, 4K/UHD/2K/HD/SD, deep color and/or HDR the Kona card can handle even the most demanding workflows. Supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, or even 12-bit color spaces for pristine imagery, KONA 5 allows the flexibility to ingest and output with 12G/6G/3G-SDI and monitor with a full-size HDMI 2.0 port. The bidirectional 12G-SDI ports provide immense flexibility for capture and simultaneous pass through, and with the appropriate software, multi-channel capture and streaming.

Supports 4K and UltraHD ingest and output at frame rates up to 50/60 fps
Supports 4:4:4 and 4:2:2 workflows
10-bit 4K/UltraHD and 2K/Dual-Link/HD/SD input and output
12-bit color support (application dependent)
HDMI 2.0 output (4K/UltraHD HFR 4:2:2 10-bit)
HDR10 support - HDR Infoframe metadata, in accordance with
HDMI 2.0a/CTA-861.3
HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) support
8-Ch AES/EBU, 8-Ch embedded HDMI, and 16-Ch embedded SDI digital audio I/O
Reference Input on card (Analog black burst or Tri-level)
Extend external connectivity with the included breakout cable
RS-422 support on 9-pin connector
macOS, Windows and Linux support

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